We aim to promote, undertake, as well as perform research and studies on tropical rainforests. We are will also conduct manpower trainings and disseminate knowledge/information to the public for the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable management of the natural tropical rainforests.
It all sprung up from one clear vision of maintaining the sustainability of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex's landscape, environment and communities, be it aquatic or terrestrial. To achieve this, PBF's main mission is in drawing support from the government, NGO's and private corporations.
The strategic plan for the PBF, which was simultaneously set up with the construction of the Research Centre (PBRRC), was formulated based on the 3P Concept:
People - concerning inhabitants and social issues (which includes the Orang Asli community).
Planet - relating to the environment.
Profit - involving the economic aspects of the PBF towards becoming self-financing in the future.
Now, let us paint you a picture of what we are striving to protect via the PBF. The stunning landscape of Belum-Temengor Rainforest houses over 3,000 species of flowering plants, including three species of the largest flower in the world - the Rafflesia. It is also the natural habitat of 64 species of ferns, 62 species of mosses, and has a lake that is home to 23 species of freshwater fish and 5 species of turtles.
Approximately four times the size of Singapore, the Belum-Temengor Rainforest is the ideal place for large animals such as tigers and elephants to roam and breed, undisturbed by man. Currently, it is home to 14 of the world's most threatened mammals, including the Malaysian Tiger, Malaysian Sunbear, the White-Handed Gibbon, Asiatic Elephant and Malayan Tapir.
This also makes the Belum-Temengor Rainforest an ideal destination for ecotourism activities, such as wildlife watching, education and research initiatives, which support the conservation efforts of the area.
Remember; the future of our Malaysian Rainforests is up to us. Let's work hand-in-hand to preserve Mother Nature's priceless gift to our beloved Motherland. And we feel that the Belum-Temengor Rainforest is a great place to start.